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ESPN acquires NBA rights for Sub- Saharan Africa

NBA is finally coming to Africa via ESPN and ESPN2, after acquiring the rights for the league for the African continent. Viewers will be able to access EPSN via paid TV networks, in English across sub-Saharan Africa which will include, ESPN’s double-header on Fridays, the Playoffs, the Conference finals, and the Finals. “By securing these [...]

The NBA partners with YouTube to offer its first African channel

The National Basketball Association has inked a deal with YouTube for an African channel to increase its visibility on the continent. The NBA is collaborating with Googles video-sharing unit to offer original content and bring NBA games live to African fans. The NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall said, The games will [...]

Canal+ and Kwesé seal the deal for the acquisition of NBA rights

The French premium cable television channel, Canal+, has sealed the deal with Econets Kwesé for the acquisition of the NBA rights. Subscribers from the Francophone Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius, will be having access to the next three seasons on channel Canal+ Sport 3. The channel will be available in Africa and Madagascar on the Canal+ [...]

NBA sealed broadcasting deal with Econet

NBA matches now available in three languages on sub-Saharan African screens. The National Basketball Association has signed a new multiyear media deal with Econet Wireless Global Ltd for games broadcast. This deal is also synonym of a split between NBA and SuperSport, their agreement expires after this season. All 54 countries of Africa will beneficiate [...]

Absence of funds blamed for failure of digital migration in Nigeria

Nigeria’s failure to meet the June 17, 2015, digital switchover deadline was due to late planning and absence of budget for infrastructure and Set-Top Boxes, according to Emeka Mba, Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBA) of Nigeria. Speaking at the 6th edition of the Annual NigeriaCom Conference and Exhibition in Lagos, Mba revealed that [...]

Canal Plus broadcasts NBA games in Africa

Vivendi-owned French pay-TV operator, Canal Plus, is broadcasting US basketball games from the NBA on its Canal Plus and Canal Plus Sport channels in around 20 African countries including Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon, since January 1 this year. Three matches are programmed for the first day, including two pre-recorded games. During the rest of [...]